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Some in-branch programs require registration with your library card. Please log in with your library account or follow this link to apply for a card online. You can also apply for a card in person at any of our 33 locations.

  • Saturday Jun 22, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Joignez-vous à nous pour célébrer l'occasion du lancement du Club de lecture d'été TD 2024 ! Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego®, faites preuve d'imagination en artisanat ou lisez une histoire en vous promenant au fil des pages sur le Sentier des contes ! Vous pouvez vous inscrire au Club et faire le suivi de vos lectures tout au long de l'été ! Événement familial pour les 4 à 12 ans. Portes ouvertes.

    NOTEZ BIEN : Cette activité n’est pas supervisée par le personnel. 

    Join us in celebrating the launch of the 2024 TD Summer Reading Club! You can create and build with Lego®, use your imagination with crafts or enjoy reading a story as you stroll along from one page to the next with our StoryWalk® ! You can register for the Club and track your reading all summer long! Family event for ages 4-12. Drop-in.

    NOTE: This is a program without staff supervision. 

  • Saturday Jun 22, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Bring your friends, hang out, and defeat your enemies. Play Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8 & more on our Nintendo Switch. Ages 12-17 

  • Saturdays, Jun 22, 2024 - Jun 29, 2024
    2:30pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Create and build with Lego®!  Drop-in Family Program.

  • Saturday Jun 22, 2024 at 2:30pm
    120 minutes

    Learn the basics of using a sewing machine and craft your very first project: a drawstring bag. This two-hour session will take you through the steps of setting up, threading, and using a sewing machine. Registration limited to 5 spaces.

  • Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 10:00am
    120 minutes

    Are you looking for work? Unemployed or underemployed?

    Drop-in to meet one-on-one with an Employment Counsellor from the Pinecrest-Queensway Employment Services team.

    Sessions will be held in study room number 1 on the 2nd floor of the library while the elevator is under refurbishment.

    Should you see that the counsellor is busy with another person, please wait outside patiently for your turn. Thank you.

  • Man reading to children and woman.

    Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 10:30am
    30 minutes

    Stories, rhymes, and songs for preschool children and a parent/caregiver. Drop in program. Join this Alta Vista staffed storytime at the Jim Durrell arena's Ellwood Hall.

    Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les enfants d'âge préscolaire accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes. Rejoignez cette heure du conte animée par Alta Vista à l'Ellwood Hall de l'arène Jim Durrell.

  • An illustrated adult reads to a child. To the side, two aliens read on a planet.

    Mondays, Jun 24, 2024 - Jul 29, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months.   ​

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les bébés et un parent ou gardien. 0 à 18 mois.

    Mondays, June 10 -  July 29, 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Closed Monday, July 1.

    Les lundis, du 10 juin au 29 juillet, de 10h30 à 11h00. Fermée le lundi 1 juillet.

    Jack Purcell Community Centre, room 201

    Centre Communautaire Jack Purcell, salle 201

    320 Jack Purcell Lane/allée

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    Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 12:00pm
    60 minutes

    Practice your English language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. A facilitator will be there to lead the group.

    Drop in program

  • Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 1:30pm
    90 minutes

    Do you already have some basic English language skills, and are you looking for a casual, friendly environment where you can practice your English speaking skills?

    Join our English conversation group!

    Receive guidance from our leaders, meet new people and gain confidence in your ability to speak English.

    Vous avez déjà une base en anglais et vous cherchez un endroit avec une ambiance décontractée et amicale pour pratiquer vos habiletés de converser en anglais?

    Joignez-vous à notre groupe de conversation en anglais!

    Recevez des conseils, rencontrez de nouvelles personnes et gagnez de la confiance à converser en anglais.

    NO PROGRAM ON MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2024.

  • Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 1:30pm
    120 minutes

    The Ottawa Public Library has thousands of digital titles, discover how to access them using resources like Libby and cloudLibrary. Come join us in this monthly drop-in session where we help you learn how to use Ottawa Public Library resources to access eBooks and audiobooks.